#1
My friend and I have decided to learn how to shred on guitar.
But....we don't know many songs that involve shredding.

What I need is a list of a bunch of shredding songs, and it would be great if they could be ranked by difficulty in a sort of Rock Band tiers.

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#2
seventeen by winger- really hard so gets pretty fast
pick a malmsteen song and there will be shredding
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#3
Look up Buckethead, but I doubt you can handle it.
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#4
Learnig to shred takes about 2,5 years, so i dont know if its a good idea to just pick up a song and try to play it.
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#5
buckethead, Dream Theatre, Symphony X, Shawn Lane, Racer X, Mr Big, Steve Vai, Joe Satriani, Guthrie Govan, Bumblefoot, Outworld, Yngwie Malmsteen, John 5, Paul Gilbert (solo, Rusty Cooley (solo), John Petrucci (solo), cacophony, Jason Becker, Marty Friedman.

pretty much most songs from those artists.

there's a shred forum btw.

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Learnig to shred takes about 2,5 years, so i dont know if its a good idea to just pick up a song and try to play it.

it takes far more than that.

lurk in the advanced technique forum too.
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Flood Solo,Cowboys From Hell,ALL OFF DIMEBAGS WORK IS SHREDDING.



Yeah you got that right my friend.
#10
scarified!!!! ftw!!!! string skipping sweep picking tapping and stuff like that...
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#11
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5JxKbdu7L_8

Worst shredding ever? Worst SONG ever?

But seriously, difficult to play, not very musical, but will help with dexterity.
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#12
To start try some Pantera/Metallica. Later on you can try stuff like dream theater, steve vai, joe satriani, yngwie malmsteen.
#14
start out with 80's glam metal shred like the final countdown, rock you like a hurricane, nothin but a good time, cum on feel the noize, metal health, no one like you, i wanna rock, crying in the rain etc and once you can do some of those than you can move on to the harder shred like the shredders already listed
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5JxKbdu7L_8

Worst shredding ever? Worst SONG ever?

But seriously, difficult to play, not very musical, but will help with dexterity.



Oh my god. That was ****.

For speed training, learn Sting of the Bumblebee. That's pretty fun to play, too. If you work up in bpm with a metronome, you really see your speed improve.
#16
-Under The Influence - Rusty Cooley

-No Boundaries - Michael Angelo Batio

-Sea Of Lies - Symphony X (Michael Romeo)

-The Damnation Game - Symphony X (Michael Romeo)

-Pull Me Under - Dream Theater (John Petrucci)

-Far Beyong The Sun - Yngwie Malmsteen

-Cowboys From Hell - PanterA (Dimebag)

-Domination - PanterA

-This Godless Endeavor - Nevermore (Jeff Loomis/Chris Broderick)

-Final Product - Nevermore

-Psalms Of Lydia - Nevermore
#17
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buckethead, Dream Theatre, Symphony X, Shawn Lane, Racer X, Mr Big, Steve Vai, Joe Satriani, Guthrie Govan, Bumblefoot, Outworld, Yngwie Malmsteen, John 5, Paul Gilbert (solo, Rusty Cooley (solo), John Petrucci (solo), cacophony, Jason Becker, Marty Friedman.

pretty much most songs from those artists.

there's a shred forum btw.


it takes far more than that.

lurk in the advanced technique forum too.


Learning the basics of the most common techniques takes about 2,5 years.
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  • Earthquaker Devices Disaster Transport
  • Malekko Chicklett

#19
Quote by PollyWntsCrack
Flood Solo,Cowboys From Hell,ALL OFF DIMEBAGS WORK IS SHREDDING.


yeah, terrible shredding

I also recommend the human abstract's first album. In addition to the shred, there's all around technical guitar that is great for skill-building.
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yeah, terrible shredding

I also recommend the human abstract's first album. In addition to the shred, there's all around technical guitar that is great for skill-building.


No, for starting out Dimebag solos are great to learn. Especially the ones like Floods, Cowboys From Hell, Cemetary Gates, etc.
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#21
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Learning the basics of the most common techniques takes about 2,5 years.

There is no set time it takes to learn something.
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Quote by PollyWntsCrack
Flood Solo,Cowboys From Hell,ALL OFF DIMEBAGS WORK IS SHREDDING.



Um, no, sorry, some of his stuff was shreddy, but far from all of it.

But, that doesn't make it a bad place to start.

Chances are you will not be able to pick up a shred song and play it anywhere near full speed any time soon, unless you already drill technique pretty heavily.

I'd stay away from putting too much effort into learning much shred right now, it's a big hurdle, and you'll waste quite a bit of time trying to jump it.

The best advice for learning shred by songs was the advice given earlier, learn hair metal. Check out RATT, Van Halen, Dokken, and Tesla, they're not shred, but they'll give you techniques that you'll need,

Really, if you are serious about shred, I'd suggest two things, first of all, I'd suggest you begin practicing technique pretty heavily. The second bit of advice I'd give you is to not bother right now, lots of people go through a "shred stage" where they think it's the most amazing thing ever and want to learn, then a few weeks/months/years into it they realize it's not what they thought it would be, and stop playing it. If you are serious about playing shred, focus more on your technique and accuracy when you play, for now, and, if you still want to shred a little while down the line, then start into it. I warn you, it's a major time suck, and it can get pretty stressful and aggravating.
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#25
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Oh my god. That was ****.

For speed training, learn Sting of the Bumblebee. That's pretty fun to play, too. If you work up in bpm with a metronome, you really see your speed improve.

Don't you mean Flight of the Bumblebee?

Pick any Vai song. His stuff is very melodic, full of emotion, and difficult to play. He doesn't consider himself a shredder, but wiki says many call him the greatest shredder in the world.
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buckethead, Dream Theatre, Symphony X, Shawn Lane, Racer X, Mr Big, Steve Vai, Joe Satriani, Guthrie Govan, Bumblefoot, Outworld, Yngwie Malmsteen, John 5, Paul Gilbert (solo, Rusty Cooley (solo), John Petrucci (solo), cacophony, Jason Becker, Marty Friedman.

pretty much most songs from those artists.

there's a shred forum btw.


it takes far more than that.

lurk in the advanced technique forum too.


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#28
i think you should just takae scales u know and learn to sweep pick them thats what i do all day just up and down the same few scales til my fingers memorize it and then start on a new scale and soon (by soon i mean in a long ass time) you can look at a shred song and get it semi easily
#29
Yeah Dimebag pretty much created the shred[or created what it is today second to other early metal bands] so he'd probably be a fine place to start for learning it,
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Quote by PollyWntsCrack
Yeah Dimebag pretty much created the shred[or created what it is today second to other early metal bands] so he'd probably be a fine place to start for learning it,

lol no.
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Yeah Dimebag pretty much created the shred[or created what it is today second to other early metal bands] so he'd probably be a fine place to start for learning it,